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Striking a Balance

Experts examine the relationship between energy production and environmental protection By Melissa Gaskill Illustrations by Pam Wishbow Record-low natural gas prices, increased national security and economic growth. Those benefits come from recent surges in drilling, the result of technological advances in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling that opened up vast reserves of previously inaccessible oil […]


Howard Wolf, '59

The Road to the Future

Howard Wolf, ’59, wants to transform TxDOT to meet the needs of a changing Texas, and world.


Architect Oza Bouchard and Stephen D. Susman, '65, looking at plans at the Susman Academic Center construction site.

Building Excellence

The Stephen D. Susman Academic Center will help students and professors focus on its namesake’s passion: academic excellence in the law.


UT Law student Elizabeth Guillen greets a client at the Pro Bono in January wills clinic in Alamo.

Winter Work

This January 11–15, 2010, forty students from the University of Texas School of Law spent part of their Winter Break in Houston and the Rio Grande Valley carrying out pro bono legal work for underserved communities.


Left to right: John Dzienkowski, ’83, Dean John F. Sutton Jr. Chair in Lawyering and the Legal Process; Ernest Smith, Rex G. Baker Centennial Chair in Natural Resources Law; Assistant Professor David Adelman; Clinical Professor Melinda Taylor; and Adjunct Professor Timothy Tyler, ’94, will participate in the Law School’s new Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law beginning in fall 2009.

Energy Law Evolves

In fall 2009, the Law School will launch the Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law to help create a new generation of lawyers and scholars to navigate the legal terrain between these three vital fields in a changing world.


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Freed At Last

Actual Innocence Clinic helps exonerate wrongfully convicted men.